If you're tired of your kitchen cabinets look and feel and ready for a change, you'll need to decide whether to reface or replace. Even though both options are worth it, the prices vary greatly. In this article, we breakdown the pros and cons of replacing vs. refacing and let you know which one is cheaper.
Cabinetry should last you for 20+ years, but with wear and tear, it can take significant damage and need to be replaced. Even though a mammoth job, the benefits of replacing your cabinets are well worth it and include the following:
- Everything Can Change: By replacing your cabinets, you can fundamentally change your kitchen's layout and functionality. Replacing cabinets can ultimately give you a brand new kitchen space.
- Nothing Has To Change: If you love the current layout and function, you can replace your old cabinets with new ones. This will give your kitchen a new look and feel without changing the following of your space.
- Complexity: If you are redoing your kitchen - including the layout and functionality - replacing your cabinets will become more complex.
- Time & Labor: Replacing your cabinets is a labor-intensive project that could take weeks to complete.
- You Can Do It Yourself: If you're up to it, you can reface your kitchen cabinet doors and drawers yourself. You'll need to hire the tools and purchase all the material you'll need.
- Give Your Kitchen A New Look: By just replacing your cabinet doors and drawer fronts, you can give your kitchen a whole new look and feel.
- Quick Turnaround: Whether you DIY it or hire a contractor to help you out, refacing your kitchen cabinets will take you no more than two days. It is a simple and easy project to complete.
- You Can't Change Much: Besides your kitchen cabinet doors and drawers, you can't change anything else. You won't be able to change the layout or functionality of your kitchen space as a whole.
- Your Cabinets Will Still Be Old: Remember that you'll only be replacing your cabinet doors and drawers so the inside of your cabinets will remain the same. If your cabinetry over 20 years old, you might want to consider replacing the entire cabinet.